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International Women's Day: 12 empowering Instagram accounts that every woman should follow

Samantha J. Gross, Alice Howarth
Evening Standard
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Today, 8 March, marks International Women’s Day and the ways to celebrate girl power this year are aplenty.

From the WOW Festival at Southbank Centre to talks, workshops and comedy performance, there’s lots of ways to laud lady power in London. But what about celebrating on social media?

From the internet's most inspiring female artists, activists and influencers, below are some accounts guaranteed to lift you up:

The Wing

The Wing is actually a female-only shared working space in Brooklyn but there's nothing dry and 9-5 about their Instagram feed.

A mixture of humorous, important kick-ass memes and quotes (that sit alongside some dreamy interior shots of the space) - this will make you 'get-up and go' each day.

Mari Andrew

Mari Andrew's illustrations of everyday life and feelings are well-worth following.

Observing what so many don't, her drawings are relatable, endearing and often reassuring. Previously a writer, she started illustrating at the age of 28 when she was going through a difficult time. Three years and almost 800 thousand followers later, her first book is due to be released (this month).

Paris Lees

Journalist, presenter and Trans activist Paris Lees is a fierce campaigner for human rights. She's had a remarkable journey - from being bullied at school to spending time in prison and becoming the first openly Trans model to feature in British Vogue - her no B.S. approach to life will inspire you daily.

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